It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, one of them, anyway. Comic-Con is right around the corner, and the networks are announcing their premiere dates for their fall schedules. The hope and possibilities make me all misty-eyed. We’ve heard from The CW, and now we’ve heard from Fox.
Sadly, of course, the Fox schedule no longer includes Fringe. Happily, it does include two shows with Fringe connections: Sleepy Hollow‘s co-creators are Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, co-creators (with J.J. Abrams) of Fringe. Fortunately we won’t have to wait too long for the Sleepy Hollow premiere, as it will arrive on Monday, September 16 at 9/8c.
Unfortunately we’ll need to wait longer – I HATE WAITING – for my personal pick for most eagerly anticipated new fall show, Almost Human; we won’t be seeing it until Monday, November 4 at 8/7c. And the Fringe connection there? Its co-creators are J.J. Abrams (of course, co-creator of Fringe) and J. H. Wyman (Fringe showrunner).
The SciFiMafia.com Calendar has been updated to include the new shows and premiere dates. Here are reminders about the two new shows:
SLEEPY HOLLOW: From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci comes the adventure thriller SLEEPY HOLLOW. In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie, pictured) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers. The adventure thriller SLEEPY HOLLOW premieres this fall on FOX.
Featurette: Sleepy Hollow – Behind the Scenes
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) and Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime in a futuristic new world.
Trailer: Almost Human – First Official
Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom Mison and Katia Winter, will air Mondays at 9/8c beginning September 16 on Fox.
Almost Human, starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, will air on Mondays at 8/7c beginning November 4 on Fox.